Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joyous Christmas

Thank you for choosing to spend time this year reading things I wrote, looking at things I made and even taking time to encourage me in my work.  I am always grateful and humbled that you would take time to visit and encourage me when life has so many more pressing and important matters at hand.  So, thank you.

And this Christmas I want to wish you Joy....
You know the happy feeling you get when you're scrapping? (or buying scrapbooking products - heh), Or the feeling you get when people leave nice comments on your blog? Well, this Christmas I wish you more than that...

I want to wish you deep enduring joy, the kind that is not dependent on whether we have our 'scrapping mojo' or how many pieces of patterned paper we have; the kind of joy that remains regardless of our circumstances.

I wish you the Joy that Jesus brings. 
A joyous Christmas to you and all yours.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

January 2012 Class Sneaks

Just a quick pop in to show you the classes coming up in the new year.

1.  Layout class - three layouts with lots of kraft coloured things:

2.  Mini album with canvas cover:

Gotta run! Loads to do before the year ends! See you at class in January!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

November Favourite

 inner cover
This album was a favourite in November. And I think its cos everyone had fun making the pages
That flip open like this when you pull the tag at the top
I took this design from an easel card tutorial on youtube which I can't seem to locate now... :(
Modified it to fit the album.

If anybody finds the link, let me know!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

December Days are Happy Days

The Critters had fun in the holidays, watching movies, playing, going on sleepovers:
And generally having a lovely time.  I love seeing them so happy.  Though right now they're kind of stuck at home for a bit...

And here's how us scrap-addicted adults have fun:
This was a class we ran in November and I don't know if it was the happy colours or the sparkly glitter glue rubbed into the canvas, but the classes were all full of fun and laughter.  I had a blast teaching and watching everyone paint stamp and mess around.

image transfer on canvas

We used a foam stamp (Donna Downey flower stamp) and tried to create lots of different effects like:
stamping with white paint then sprinkle clear UTEE while paint is still wet
stamping with white paint then sprinkle yellow embossing powder in the middle
Hope you're enjoying your holidays!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Tags - with Onions

Hey Hey!

This year I made Christmas tags with my Purple Onion stamps! Wanna see?
I tried very hard to use only the stamps as far as possible....take a look:

There's a few cutesy ones:

A few vintagey ones (the wine bottle one is not quite 'christmasy' but...oh well)

And a couple of un-categorizable ones:

Christmas is coming.....Christmas is coming!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Best One This Year

As of now, this is my favourite layout of 2012.

Title:  "Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder"
1.  I love love love the paper  - awesome colour scheme!!! (Prima Printery collection)
2.  the photo
3.  I had loads of fun stamping and embossing = texture!

This layout was part of a 3-layout class in November all featuring papers and embellishments from the Prima Printery collection:

"Darling Beth" (this one was a close second)
 I caged the butterflies....hahaha
 This layout looked really gross with only the masked embossing and stamping at first

"Story Time"
 This one's got a flap that opens
A big thank you to all the lovely ladies in class who were brave and courageous in spraying, sprinkling, heating, stamping with abandon!! So happy you like the layouts!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Christmas Present (for everyone!)

My friend Karin delivered a lovely Christmas present all the way from Sweden from Marie:

New Christmas papers from Maja Design!!!
With STAMPS!!!! woo hoo!!! (apparently rubber stamps in Sweden are all purple! who knew?)
Marie even included a little something for the Critters - heh heh
I couldn't wait to work with the stamps and so I went stamp mad on this little tin:

And now maybe this will become a present for someone else eh?  Gotta share the Christmas lurve.

Friday, December 2, 2011

An Onion Flavoured Post

Hey hey!!! Purple Onion Update! Exciting!

1.  Holiday Stamp Sale:

2.  New Stamps!!!: (I love this series)

3.  New partnership with Heidi Grace!:

4.  Thanksgiving invite, placecard and menu from my imaginary Thanksgiving dinner - haha!

Pop over to the Purple Onion blog for more details yah?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

All I Want for Christmas

This month for scrapforhelp, I chose to recycle the box from an old favourite
to make a little box where the Critters can put their Christmas wishes.
I am anticipating Benny dropping lots of things into this box...
Are you preparing for Christmas yet?